SPIRITS are set to be raised at an historic Warwick property – of the more alcoholic variety.
St John’s House will be the backdrop of a Beer, Gin and Cider Fayre on Saturday May 20, and with pizza, sweet treats and family activities there will be something for all ages to enjoy.
Heritage and Culture Warwickshire are hosting the event in the gardens of the Warwick landmark, which dates back to the 17th century.
The fayre will celebrate local brewers and distillers, with some Warwickshire-brewed real ales, ciders and gins. Stallholders featured include Windmill Hill Brewing Company, Empress Ale, The Warwickshire Gin Company and Rotten Old Apples Cider, as well as pizza from Dough and Brew. Visitors can also enjoy coffee from Cafe2UWarwick and ice cream from Annie’s Antics.
St John’s House will be open downstairs, with the chance to explore the authentic Victorian Schoolroom and the Victorian Kitchen and Laundry.
There will also be a family fun area with children’s craft activities and vintage lawn games in The Bowling Green Garden, as well as a picnic area.
Warwickshire County Council’s culture spokeswoman Coun Heather Timms said: “St John’s provides a wonderful backdrop to this event where we can showcase a selection of Warwickshire’s independent food and drink businesses.
“It also gives us the opportunity to open the doors of the newly refurbished St John’s House to take a trip back in time and experience our Victorian schoolroom, kitchen and laundry.
“Regardless of whether you want to participate in the fun family activities, or if you simply want to pop a blanket down and enjoy the atmosphere; it promises to be a great day for everyone.”
The event is open from 11am until 7pm. Adult tickets cost £3 while children go free.
To book visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice